Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Kazakhstan, Karaganda region
69o 30.00' East 50o 13.00' North
A1, A3, A4i
300 - 320m
Year of IBA assessment
Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (Affiliate)
Site description The IBA is located in the vicinity of Aktubek village (Nurinkiy district of Karaganda region) which is a small village with 20-25 families situated to south-east of Tengiz lake, about 30 km to the south of Korgalzhin Nature Reserve. The natural landscape is Festuca-Arthemisia steppe with gently sloping hills, in some plots with Spirea bushes. The are two small rivers nearby - the Kon and the Kulanotpes.
Key Biodiversity The area is a regular breeding site of Sociable Lapwing. In addition, it is used for foraging or breeding by Circus macrourus, Glareola nordmanni, Melanocorypha yeltoniensis, Melanocorypha leocoptera, plus wagtails, pipits etc. Other birds are typical of anthropogenic landscapes.